With AMD releasing the Ryzen 4000 series of mobile processors, Lenovo unveiled two more ThinkPads, the first models to be released, the ThinkPad E14 and the ThinkPad E15, which you can buy for $639 in June. Both ThinkPads will use AMD’s Ryzen 7 4700U chip.
It’s not a big surprise, as Lenovo announced in February that other upcoming ThinkPads, including the T14s, T14s, X13, L14 and L15, will also feature Ryzen processors. But we now have a release date for these products — they’ll be available in June.
The Ryzen 7 4700U is an AMD-based 7nm Zen 2 architecture-based octa-core processor designed for ultra-thin notebooks, which has proven to be one of the fastest 15W processors in the system we’ve seen so far, and is a major competitor to Intel’s low-power Core i7 chip.
Lenovo says the laptops, which have an AMD processor, have an upgraded design with an 85 percent screen-to-body ratio, and come with new security features, including a touch-based fingerprint reader and an optional infrared camera that automatically locks the laptop when you’re away.
To meet the needs of remote work, the new E-Series notebook comes with Harman-branded speakers, dual-array remote microphones, Wi-Fi 6 support, and hot keys to quickly call out Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business.
Like all ThinkPads, they have passed various MIL-STD-810G tests.
In terms of pricing, E14 and E15 start at $639, T14 starts at $849, T14s starts at $1029, X13 starts at $849, and L14 and L15 are $649.